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Prof. William I. Thomas, recently ousted from the University of Chicago faculty, and Mrs. R. M. Granger, arrested with him in the Brevoort hotel, passed a day of quiet yesterday, unmolested by the law. Developments in the case have been halted pending the outcome of an investigation by federal officials of their recent visit to the east.
If no proofs of violation of the Mann act are found the case will be dropped. Both Charles F. Clyne, United States district attorney, and Hinton G. Clabaugh, chief of the bureau of investigation, said that at this time the inquiry is very much alive.
"We will prosecute this case just as willingly and just as vigorously as any other case if the proofs are found," said Mr. Clyne.
Rumors continued yesterday to the effect that other names will be dragged into the case soon. Government officials declined to admit that they have evidence that will result in charges against "another couple" spoken of as close friends of the professor and Mrs. Granger.
Prof. Thomas last night was in doubt as to how the public received his article explaining his presence in a room in the Brevoort hotel with Mrs. Granger.
"I have received a few expressions of approval from personal friends," stated the professor, "but that is all. Frankly, I do not expect very much approval of it.